24 Cities with Direct Flights from OKC: the Best Nonstop Flights from Oklahoma City

Cities with Direct Flights from OKC the Best Nonstop Flights from Oklahoma City by Stephanie Craig
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Are you looking to plan a weekend getaway without having to drive? These cities have direct flights from OKC, saving you time on transportation and allowing you to enjoy your weekend hassle-free.

Below is a guide to which cities have nonstop flights from Oklahoma City so you can choose where to go on your next adventure!

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The Most Popular Nonstop Flights from Oklahoma City

The three most popular cities for direct flights from OKC are Denver, Houston, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Direct Flights from OKC: US Cities

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Atlanta, Georgia

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Fly Into: Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Why Visit Atlanta? You’ll find world-class museums, great Southern cuisine, unique Atlanta attractions like the World of Coca-Cola, and important historic sites.

Top Three Things to Do in Atlanta: Visit Centennial Olympic Park, tour the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, and stroll through the High Museum of Art

My favorite Atlanta Hotel: Hotel Clermont

Austin, Texas

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Fly Into: Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

Why Visit Austin? Known for being Texas’s capital of quirk (as well as it’s well…state capital), locals pledge to “Keep Austin weird.”

But it’s also known as the “Bat City,” plus it’s the home to the University of Texas. So besides fleeing to “Hippie Haven,” you can pop down to Ausint to see the famous bats, enjoy some barbeque, or watch the Sooners or the Cowboys crush the Longhorns in one sport or another.

Top Three Things to Do in Austin: Watch the Bats at Congress Hill, tour the Texas State Capitol, and swim at Barton Springs Pool.

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My favorite Austin Hotel: The Otis Hotel Austin

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Fly Into: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Why Visit Charlotte? The Queen City is

It also makes a great base to explore other fascinating NC cities like Winston-Salem and Asheville.

Top Three Things to Do in Charlotte: Visit the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, shop at the 7th Street Public Market, and tour the NASCAR Hall of Fame

My favorite Charlotte Hotel: The Dunhill Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

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Fly Into: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDA) or Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Why Visit Chicago? One of the most iconic cities in America, Chicago belongs on your USA bucket list. From famous sporting venues to river views to incomparable works of art, a trip to Chicago will never be boring.

Top Three Things to Do in Chicago: Walk through the Art Institute of Chicago, visit Navy Pier, and see the skyline from above at Skydeck Chicago.

My favorite Chicago Hotel: Hotel Blake

Dallas, Texas

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Fly Into: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Why Visit Dallas? Whether you want to celebrate America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys, hit up the outlets, or see a show, Oklahomans find frequently find themselves in Dallas.

And while we usually drive from OKC to Dallas (if only to hit up Buc-cees) flying into the city is a much more glamorous way to arrive in the “Big D.”

Top Three Things to Do in Dallas: Tour the Dallas Museum of Art, head to the top of Reunion Tower, and learn JFK history at the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

My favorite Dallas Hotel: Hotel ZaZa

Denver, Colorado

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Fly Into: Denver International Airport (DEN)

Why Visit Denver? The Mile High City is known for its art scene, craft breweries, and its position as a gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. But don’t let its modern and outdoorsy exterior fool you, there’s a ton to do in Denver for history lovers as well.

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If you don’t want to stay in town too long, use it as a starting point for a road trip around Colorado’s National Parks!

Top Three Things to Do in Denver: Take in a game at Coors Field, stroll through Larimer Square, and visit the Denver Art Museum.

My favorite Denver Hotel: The Ramble Hotel

Destin, Florida

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Fly Into: Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

Why Visit Destin? Known as the Emerald Coast, this stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is perfect for those looking for a fly-and-flop beach vacation. With a reputation for being a great destination for families, you can experience Florida’s outdoorsy, casual side.

Top Three Things to Do in Destin: Explore Harborwalk Village, hire a fishing charter, and relax on the white sand beaches.

My favorite Destin Hotel: Hotel Effie Sandestin

Fort Worth, Texas

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Fly Into: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Why Visit Fort Worth? More than just Dallas’s little brother, Fort Worth has a vibe all its own. And much of that is a throwback to the cowboy-and-country-music vibe people expect from the Lonestar state.

Top Three Things to Do in Fort Worth: If you love visiting Stockyard City in OKC, then you should check out the Fort Worth Stockyards. Other highlights include the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Kimbell Art Museum.

My favorite Fort Worth Hotel: AC Hotel

Houston, Texas

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Fly Into: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

Why Visit Houston? An international foodie destination, Houston has changed a lot over the last few decades. So if the last time you visited Houston was in a different millennium, it’s time to plan your return, whether as a weekend getaway or part of a Texas Gulf Coast road trip.

Top Three Things to Do in Houston: Indulge in space tourism at the Space Center Houston, wander through Hermann Park, and see what’s the latest in the Museum District.

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My favorite Houston Hotel: The Lancaster Hotel

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Fly Into: Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)

Why Visit Las Vegas? Sin City is more than just a place for table games. There’s truly something for everyone here.

From fabulous restaurants to quirky museums to kitschy attractions, Las Vegas is simply fun – from sun up to well past sundown.

That’s why Vegas is popular with couples and solo travelers alike and is one of the most popular destinations for a girls weekend getaway.

Worried that you won’t know how to dip your toes into Las Vegas? Check out these Las Vegas tips for first-timers.

Top Three Things to Do in Las Vegas: Walk on the Las Vegas strip, visit the Neon Museum, and check out the original “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.

My favorite Las Vegas Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Los Angeles, California

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Fly Into: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Why Visit Los Angeles? The “City of Angels” boast year-round sun, unbeatable shopping, and a peak into glamorous Old Hollywood.

It’s also the final destination on Route 66, so you can visit the famed Santa Monica pier even if you cheat and fly into the city.

Top Three Things to Do in Los Angeles: Visit Griffith Observatory, take a selfie with the Hollywood Sign, and spend a day at the Getty.

My favorite Los Angeles Hotel: The Beverly Hills Hotel 

Miami, Florida

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Fly Into: Miami International Airport (MIA)

Why Visit Miami? From international flavors to beautiful beaches to wild nightlife, Miami has something for everyone.

Or you can use it as a base for more adventuring around Florida. Rent a car at the Miami airport and head out on a Florida road trip.

Top Three Things to Do in Miami: Relax on South Beach, enjoy the Vizcaya Museum, and try to find the best Cubano in the city.

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My favorite Miami Hotel: Esme Miami Beach

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Fly Into: Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

Why Visit Minneapolis? This city owes its existence to the Mighty Mississippi, and you’ll have a blast exploring the sites along the river and beyond.

Many of the best things to do in Minneapolis are free, so your dollars will go far once you get here.

Top Three Things to Do in Minneapolis: Experience the quirky Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, appreciate the beauty of Stone Arch Bridge, and see the city from above at the Foshay Museum and Observation Deck.

My favorite Minneapolis Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis

Nashville, Tennessee

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Fly Into: Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Why Visit Nashville? The land of Honky Tonks and hipster bars, Nashville has reached the pinnacle of American vacation spots. In fact, it’s so popular that it’s not the second most-visited bachelorette weekend destination.

To plan the perfect Nashville vacation, choose a mix of highbrow and lowbrow activities, pack your cowboy boots (or buy some in Nashville), and get your Johnny Cash playlist ready to go.

Top Three Things to Do in Nashville: Get your country music fix at the Grand Ole Opry, step back in time at Nashville’s Parthenon, and eat your fill of Nashville Hot Chicken.

My favorite Nashville Hotel: The Fairlane Hotel

New York City, New York

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Fly Into: LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Why Visit New York City? The city that never sleeps is famous for its theater, nightlife, and of course, its shopping!

If you’d rather experience the fun of New York’s small towns, you can rent a car in NYC and head out on a New York state road trip.

Top Three Things to Do in New York City: Visit the State of Liberty (even in winter), take in a Broadway Show, and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

My favorite New York City Hotel: Casablanca Hotel 

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Orlando, Florida

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Fly Into: Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

Why Visit Orlando? Many who head to Orlando are planning to visit Disney World or Universal, but there’s more to Orlando than theme parks.

Top Three Things to Do in Orlando: get out on the Everglades, enjoy the local foodie scene, and experience International Drive

My favorite Orlando Hotel: The Delaney Hotel

Phoenix, Arizona

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Fly Into: Phoenix International Airport (PHX)

Why Visit Phoenix? If you are desperate for some sunshine, head to Phoenix, known as the “Valley of the Sun” for its three hundred and thirty days of sunshine per year – more than any other US city.

Top Three Things to Do in Phoenix: Find your rhythm at the Musical Instrument Museum, tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen West, or use the city as a gateway to visiting the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, and Lake Mead.

Want to make a road trip of it? Fly into Phoenix and head out on a national park adventure. You can spend one day in Bryce Canyon, one day in Zion, one day at the Grand Canyon, and one day at the Petrified Forest.

That’s four national parks in just a few days!

My favorite Phoenix Hotel: AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Fly Into: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Why Visit Salt Lake City? Famous as the land of Beauty Lab + Lazer (among other things), a trip to SLC is a perfect opportunity to mix spending time in the city with time out in nature, either at Utah’s hot springs, ski resorts, or national parks.

Top Three Things to Do in Salt Lake City: Visit Temple Square, check out the Natural History Museum of Utah, and learn Mormon History at the Beehive House.

My favorite Salt Lake City Hotel: Grand America Hotel

San Antonio, Texas

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Fly Into: San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

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Why Visit San Antonio? San Antonio is a city with many nicknames, and that’s because it’s a city with many different vibes. Once you’re here, you can choose your own adventure, whether you’re interested in Spanish history, city nightlife, or cowboy culture.

Top Three Things to Do in San Antonio: Visit the River Walk, see all the Spanish missions (including the Alamo) on the Mission Trail, and shop in Market Square.

My favorite San Antonio Hotel: AC Hotel

Seattle, Washington

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Fly Into: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Why Visit Seattle? While coffee lovers and music buffs flock to Seattle for its outsized role in both histories, nature lovers know that it’s a gateway to the paradise found on the Olympic Peninsula, both inside and outside of Olympic National Park.

Top Three Things to Do in Seattle: Visit the iconic Space Needle, shop and eat at Pike Place Market, and dive into history at the Museum of Pop Culture.

Or skip the city and use Seattle as a launch pad to visit Washington’s national parks.

My favorite Seattle Hotel: Seattle Gaslight Inn

St. Louis, Missouri

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Fly Into: St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)

Why Visit St. Louis? More than Blueberry Hill, Nellyville, and the land of Budweiser, St. Louis offers a chance to glimpse of early twentieth-century splendor.

Top Three Things to Do in St. Louis: Take the elevator to the top of the Gateway Arch (one of Missouri’s national parks), stroll through Forest Park, and visit the St. Louis Museum of Art (which is one of the best free things to do in St. Louis).

My favorite St. Louis Hotel: Drury Plaza St. Louis at the Arch

St. Paul, Minnesota

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Fly Into: Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

Why Visit St. Paul? One of Minnesota’s Twin Cities (along with Minneapolis), St. Paul is the state’s capital city and offers a different, though complimentary, version of the state than its sibling down the river.

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Top Three Things to Do in St. Paul: Tour the Minnesota State Capitol building, check out the Cathedral of St. Paul, and visit Historic Fort Snelling.

My favorite St. Paul Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel St. Paul Downtown

Tampa, Florida

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Fly Into: Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Why Visit Tampa? Animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find a lot to love in Tampa.

Top Three Things to Do in Tampa: Tour historic Ybor City, see the manatees at the Big Bay Power Station, and learn about animal conservation efforts at ZooTampa at Lowry Park.

My favorite Tampa Hotel: Epicurean Hotel

Washington, D.C.

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Fly Into: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Why Visit Washington, DC? America’s capital is another must-visit US city. Perfect for culture travelers, you can pack a weekend here with educational opportunities, historic sites, and monument-hopping.

If you time your visit right, you can be in town during cherry blossom season or even during a presidential inauguration.

Top Three Things to Do in Washington DC: Tour the White Houe, ride to the top of the Washington Monument, and spend an afternoon strolling through the National Mall.

My favorite Washington DC Hotel:

See Somewhere You Like?

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If you decide to plan a getaway to one of these great cities, here are some resources to help you get started!

First, pick up a guidebook. I use Lonely Planet when I travel in the US.

If I’m going to a national park or somewhere to hike, I will also get a Falcon hiking guide.

If you need to rent a car when you arrive, I use Discover Cars.

If you prefer to get picked up from the airport, you can pre-arrange a safe driver through Welcome Pickups.

You can book an affordable vacation photographer in many of these cities. (Use the code HISTORYFANGIRL for 10% off your first photoshoot).

You should also get a travel insurance quote – because things can happen on the road!

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Direct International Flights from Oklahoma City

While it might be called Will Rogers World Airport, it is an unfortunate truth that there are currently no direct international flights from Oklahoma City.

That’s right. Sadly, you can’t fly OKC to Mexico or Belize, let alone hope for any OKC to Europe flights.

When I fly internationally from OKC or to OKC, I have had layovers in Houston, New York, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Miami.

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Why are there no international flights from OKC? Oklahoma City doesn’t have Customs or Border Control, so I don’t think it’s equipped to serve as an international airport at the moment.

This could change in the future!

Airlines that Fly Out of Oklahoma City

There are eight airlines that fly out of OKC. Here is a list of the airlines plus what cities they fly to from Will Rogers.

Alaska Airlines flies direct from OKC to Seattle.

Allegiant flies from OKC to Destin, Las Vegas, and Las Angeles year-round. They also service flights from OKC to Orlando on a seasonal basis.

American Airlines flies to nine cities nonstop from OKC: Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington DC.

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American Airlines is one of the most popular of the airlines that fly out of OKC

Breeze Airways flies one route out of OKC to Tampa.

Delta Airlines services four cities from OKC: Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Salt Lake City. A fifth city, Detroit, currently has suspended service.

Frontier Airlines flies from OKC nonstop to Denver and Orlando.

Southwest Airlines flies the most routes out of OKC, serving twelve cities: Austin, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tampa, and Washington DC.

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Out of the eight airlines that fly out of OKC, Southwest Airlines has the most nonstop flights from Oklahoma City

United Airlines used to have five routes from OKC, but they are down to three. They currently operate from OKC to Chicago, Denver, and Houston. Their flights to San Francisco and Washington DC have been suspended.

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